“Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord.” Micah 4:2
Since ancient times, mountains have been viewed as holy places, and mountains hold a significant place in the traditions of almost every major religion. The Judeo-Christian tradition is particularly rich with stories of mountain-top experiences. Moses and Elijah are only two of the Biblical figures who encountered God on a mountain, and Jesus himself often retreated to the mountains to pray. Even the desert mothers and fathers of the early church made their way to the mountains to commune with God.
Mountains touch our souls. Their distant peaks pierce the heavens and beckon us to reach for something higher. Shrouded in mist, mountains symbolize the mysterious spiritual realm that is often hidden from our sight. Their beauty speaks to us of something beyond our everyday world and makes us long to draw near to the God of creation, to reconnect with the One who made each of us.
The Cascade Mountains of Central Washington are some of the most beautiful in the world, and a wondrous place in which to base a retreat and spiritual direction ministry. Here, God calls us to follow Jesus’ example to come away and pray, to withdraw from the world for a few hours or days as our spiritual ancestors did, to receive God’s wisdom and hear God’s call on our lives.
Sacred Mountain Ministries offers:
- Spiritual Direction (one-to-one paying attention to what God is doing in your life)
- Retreats of varying length and topic
- Workshops on a variety of topics, but especially focusing on clergy wellness
In learning about Sacred Mountain Ministries, may you hear God’s invitation to make time for the sacred, to be renewed and transformed. Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord.